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Re: Frozen rudder shaft Hinterhoeller 28
I'd start using that dead blow hammer and twisting the rudder back & forth like you described earlier.
Nothing too extreme - just firmly & steadily, alternating from one to the other.
If you can't get anywhere with that and the penetrant, a more serious attack would be to slit the rudder tube lengthwise and wedge it open. Then the rudder would HAVE to drop out (I think
). You could repair the tube simply by wrapping it with some layers of epoxy & glass fabric.
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